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60K account. How far would you travel?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Parched1, Nov 30, 2007.

  1. Parched1

    Parched1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    How far would you travel for an account that is worth $60K per year, that pays in a timely manner, would generate about a twenty percent margin and is willing to sign a two year contract. This is pretty much wide oprn mowing and some trimming around an office building, and by our estimate would take 4-5 guys one day each week to maintain.

    Give me your thoughts.
  2. smcunningham

    smcunningham LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 773

    Will you be paying your guys travel one way both ways no travel pay...figure all this out and your profit goal for the job and don't forget everything else fuel ins, ect...I think the anwser is going to very from company to company..but I would'nt travel any farther than 1 hour maybe 1 1/2 hour
  3. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    My service area has clearly defined limits, so no further than for anyone else.
  4. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    1 hour tops
  5. muxx

    muxx LawnSite Member
    Posts: 187

    How far is this job? How many trucks are you sending? (2) How many acres? I know of a job that will be taking bids this spring about 1.5 hours from Cincy that is very large, if you want to pm me I will tell you about it.
  6. Burkhart Lawn Care

    Burkhart Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Posts: 100

    for 60k you name the place! I will get up at 3:00am if I have to.
  7. Cheapscapes

    Cheapscapes LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    is that just for lawn care or do you need to do snow removal as well?
  8. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 2,994

    Probably an hour.
  9. AbsoluteH&L

    AbsoluteH&L LawnSite Member
    Posts: 155

    Why the heck are you on Lawnsite at 1:30AM! My wife would kill me. HAHAHA Oh back to the topic! For me I wouldn't go much past 30-45 minutes out of the way. Then again I'm a solo operation so it is a bit of a apples to oranges comparison.
  10. AbsoluteH&L

    AbsoluteH&L LawnSite Member
    Posts: 155

    Oh and as far as I go is 20-25 minutes out from the last lawn.

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